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Donna Roth LuvnMom - Feb 4, 2013

HELP - overcooked pork loin roast

I wanted to make the Dr.Pepper Pork for SuperBowl Sunday... problem- could not find my slow cooker lid... your guess is as good as mine as to what happened to it... actually my guess has something to do with teenagers, breakage and tossing it without my knowledge.

Anyway, had to convert to oven time/temp. I had a 6 lb roast, went for 325 degrees & 3 hours in my enameled cast iron dutch oven. In just 2.5 hours the temp was already at 175... so not what I was expecting. My beautiful roast came out so dry. There was still plenty of liquid in the pot & the carrots came out yummy & shockingly not mushy considering.

Any ideas how to utilize this? There's a lot left over. I'm thinking about trying to mince it and mix into a wonton filling or something, though not really sure how to easily mince the meat... wondering if I can put it through my kitchenaid shredder.

Thanks for any/all ideas!!! ♥


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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Feb 4, 2013
Here's a recipe from Rose to do that pork loin perfectly, it is my go to now for this cut.
Oven Roasted Pork Loin Roast
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bev snee 1234567
Feb 4, 2013
How about making it into hash? You could freeze single servings for breakfast or whatnot. Rose's recipe is a save for me too. Or how about pork taco's?
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Bonnie ^O^ Utahn
Feb 4, 2013
Tacos and hash are great suggestions. A suggestion for a new lid. I see crockpot lids all the time at the local secondhand stores for like a dollar. That is a good place to find a cheap replacement lid.
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Donna Roth LuvnMom
Feb 4, 2013
Okay, Rose's Roast is now in my arsenal for next time.

Oh, a new lid is being looked into this week... I never would have thought to look for one at the 2nd hand shops.. thanks!

Thanks everyone for the ideas!! I appreciate the help tons!!!! ♥
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Millie Johnson BISCUITMAKR
Feb 4, 2013
Pulse in your proccessor a few of times (or hand chop) then, using your favorite bbq sauce, make bbq sandwiches.
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Annette W. greeneyez
Feb 4, 2013
Make a chopped roast salad like you would ham salad or chicken salad for sandwiches. Chop it up in meat grinder if you have one or you could pulse it in a food processor or with a knife. Then make your mayo dressing with some vinegar, sugar, chopped sweet gherkins, some hard boiled eggs if you like them, some had chopped cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and then process it again to combine everything for your 'pork salad'.
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Donna Roth LuvnMom
Feb 4, 2013
Thanks both of you!! Now I know I was stressed out when I posted... the food processor NEVER crossed my mind!! LOL

The pork salad sounds really yummy!! :)
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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Feb 4, 2013
My lid went south too, twice. I now use a piece of aluminum foil twisted in the hole, and have to open it with a knife and hot mitt.
Thinking some things should never be in the dishwasher?
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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Feb 4, 2013
Annette that sounds amazing!
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Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper
Feb 4, 2013
My mother made something she called "Frig-a-dillen" which was leftover roast pork, left over potatoes, and onions run through the meat grinder, mixed with a raw egg, and turned into patties that she fried. We kids almost liked them better than the preceding roast. I know now that what she was doing was a variation on the Danish "Frickadeller" which is made with fresh ground pork -- not that anyone in the family was Danish mind you, but her mother must have picked it up somewhere along the way.
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Bonnie ^O^ Utahn
Feb 4, 2013
Millie, yours reminds me of my Little Grandma's Minced Ham Sandwiches. She would mince the ham with a knife so it would still have texture to it, add mayo, pickle relish and fine chopped green onions on sour dough or rye bread. They were so good! Of course they were, because Little Grandma made them! She also made "lunch meat" out of leftover chicken, beef and pork. She got creative with whatever she had on hand, and they were always eaten without a crumb left.
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Donna Roth LuvnMom
Feb 4, 2013
Ooh, the Frig-a-dillen sounds a lot like the chicken croquettes that my mom made when we were kids.

Thanks again everyone for all the help!!!
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Dianne Ward dianne710
May 12, 2013
I would simmer the meat gently with just a little water to moisten it, shred it in loose shreds and add my fave BBQ sauce. Pulled Pork!!!
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Millie Johnson BISCUITMAKR
May 12, 2013
Bonnie, I was surfing the net the other night and saw a video on making homemade lunch meat. Very cool ! They chopped added some prepared gelatin and spices, mixed, and molded into a plastic wrap lined pan. Put in fridge overnight and ta da, lunchmeat !